The Ritz-Carlton has appointed Mafalda Costa Tavares as the Director of Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands. Mafalda Costa Tavares has worked with Ritz-Carlton for over 13 years, debuted as a Guest Services Officer before making her way in Sales and Marketing.
Mafalda is known for her charming hospitality towards colleagues and customers, her commitment and passion towards her job. She graduated from Les Roches Hotel Management School with a B.B.A Honours degree in Hospitality Management. Some of the achievements throughout her career includes ‘Employee of the Year 2009’ at Penha Longa Resort, ‘The Ritz-Carlton EMEA Catering Achievement Award 2012’.
Mafalda joined the pre-opening team of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud, Bali, in 2014. She contributed to the successful launching and positioning of Mandapa as the Director of Sales where she also achieved ‘Leader of the Quarter 2016’. In 2017, Mafalda accepted the role of the Director of Sales and Marketing at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand, where she won the ‘Marriott International President’s Circle Award 2018’.
Prior to joining the brand, Mafalda has worked with renowned luxury brands such as Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, The Conrad Brussels Hotel, and Hyatt Regency Dubai.
Fari Islands is part of Marriott International. Marriott International currently operates The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa, W Maldives, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, and the JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa.